THE TOP 3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT HUD’S NEW GUIDANCE

HUD clarifies that a letter from a medical provider should indicate that the person has “personal knowledge” of the disability. HUD also clarifies that a housing provider may make the person requesting an assistance or emotional support animal certify that the information that they provide in support of the request is truthful and accurate.  While current caselaw establishes that a housing provider must respond to a request for a reasonable accommodation within a “reasonable time”, HUD now recommends that a housing provider makes a decision within 10 days of receiving a request.

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